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KIT Royal Tropical Institute Privacy Notice

This privacy notice applies only to the actions of KIT Royal Tropical Institute and Users with respect to the activities of the Project Office and KIT website, including the KIT Fund (it does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this website).

1. Introduction

KIT Royal Tropical Institute works for a more healthy, equitable, inclusive, safe and sustainable world. We provide advice and support in notice, strategic planning, governance and program management, with a particular focus on international health and social care. KIT Royal Tropical Institute is a registered company in the Netherlands and the company number is 33185213 0000.

If you have any questions regarding our privacy notice, you can phone, email us or write to:

Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen
Mauritskade 64
1092 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31(0)205688711

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our stakeholders and treat your personal information appropriately. This privacy notice is in place to ensure your personal information is appropriately protected.

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated in April 2023.

2. Personal information collection

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), KIT is the “data controller”. We collect certain information or data about you when you collaborate with KIT to provide services to KIT’s client and when you call us, email us and use our website. This includes:

The general categories of personal information that we may collect for the aforementioned purposes are as follows:

When you register or collaborate with us, you are agreeing that you are over 18 years of age or are acting with parental consent.

2.1. Using personal information

We may use your personal information to;

2.2. Lawful basis

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control your personal using the following lawful bases:

2.3. Where your data is stored

We store your data on our secure servers in the EU. It may also be stored outside of Europe, with the necessary security measures, where it could be viewed by our staff or suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this.

2.4. Information Disclosure

Through our business activities, we may disclose your personal information to donors, consortium partners and subcontractors for purposes directly related to the management and delivery of our services. This includes the grant making process where we receive applications from interested parties for funding. Those in question will be obligated to use the personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy notice.

We may also need to disclose your information if required to do so by law and for the purpose of defending our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention). KIT will never sell your personal data to third parties.

2.5. Information Protection

We take reasonable technical and organizational measures to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. All personal information is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation.

By collaborating with KIT or using our website, you acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

We encourage the use of Microsoft Teams for sharing documents. In case you need passwords to enter our application portal and access our website, you are responsible for keeping the password you use confidential; we will not ask you for your password.

2.6. Cross-border data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy notice.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available around the world.

You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

2.7. Data retention period

Personal data that we process shall not be kept for longer than is necessary. Our retention period is in line with our contract conditions with the donors we serve and the default legal standard retention period.

3. Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights in relation to the personal data we hold are expressed as follows. You

If you would like any further information about your rights, please contact us by sending an e-mail to .

You can also send us a Subject access request using the form in Annex 1.

3.1. Accessing your personal information

Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘Subject Access Request’ under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If we do hold information about you, we will:

3.2 Withdrawing your consent

You may exercise your right to withdraw your consent in relation to your personal data being used at any time by written notice to us via email to: or by way of letter to:

Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen
Project Office
Mauritskade 64
1092 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Withdrawing your consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

If you have subscribed to our digital newsletter, every newsletter contains a link that allows you to unsubscribe.

4. Visitors to our websites

When someone visits our website, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to determine the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. The information collected by Google is anonymized. Your IP address is partially masked (namely the last octet).

We have signed a Data Processor Agreement with Google, stating that Google only acts as processor in processing our website visitors’ personal data. Google may supply the information to third parties if Google is obliged to do this by law, or if these third parties process information on behalf of Google. KIT Royal Tropical Institute has no influence over this.

We do not share data with Google for any reasons other than those stated and also do not use other Google services in combination with Google Analytics cookies, apart from the mutual exchange of web statistics and campaign statistics with our Google AdWords account, for the purposes of tracking website use and conversion events. This method of measurement of data exchange results in no or only a very limited infringement of your privacy, as no personal information is collected and we do not use these data to adapt advertisements to your personal preferences.

The information generated by the cookie regarding your website use is transferred to Google, where it is saved on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to track how you use the website, produce website activity reports for website operators and to offer other services regarding website activity and internet use.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit Google (opens in a new window).

Our website contains buttons to promote (‘like’) or share (‘tweet’) webpages on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work through snippets of code originating in Facebook or Twitter that place cookies in your browser. We have no influence on this. Read the privacy statements of Facebook and Twitter (which can change frequently) to find out what they do with the data they gather through these cookies.

4.1. Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently (e.g. by recognizing a user’s device), as well as to provide information to the site’s owners.

We use the following types of cookies:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the user to move around the website and to use its features
  2. Performance cookies: These cookies are used to understand and analyze the website’s key performance indexes, which helps deliver a better user experience for visitors. They do not collect information that identifies the user
  3. Functionality cookies: These cookies remember choices made by the user and enhance the features, e.g. language or users location. This cookie is also used to remember a user’s preferences for a font size, or customizable parts of a web page
  4. Analytics Cookies: These cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. They help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.

4.2. Collecting information with cookies

We may use cookies to collect information about how you use the website, for example we may store information related to:

4.3. Disabling or deleting cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. If you disable cookies by blocking them or deleting cookies, the functionality of the website will likely be affected. To learn more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit About Cookies (opens in a new window). or All About Cookies (opens in a new window).

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5. Questions, complaints and amendments to the Privacy notice

5.1. Questions?

If you have any questions or comments about the privacy statement of [name of organization], you can address them to KIT, Mauritskade 64 1092 Amsterdam or contact us via e-mail address

5.2. Complaints

  1. Complaints

Under the privacy legislation, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Personal Data Authority about our processing of personal data. You can contact the Personal Data Authority via this form (in Dutch). We will be happy to help you if you have a complaint about our organisation

5.3. Amendments privacy statement

KIT reserves the right to make changes to this privacy notice. KIT advises you to check the privacy notice regularly to see whether any changes have been made.

Annex 1- Subject Access Request form

KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Mauritskade 64
1092 AD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

[Your name and full postal address]

[Your contact number]

[Your email address]

[The date]

Subject access request

Dear Sir or Madam

[Include your full name and other relevant details to help identify you].

Please supply the personal data you hold about me in:

[Give specific details of where to search for the personal data you want, for example:

If you need any more information, please let me know as soon as possible.

[If relevant, state whether you would prefer to receive the data in a particular electronic format, or printed out].

Please pass this letter to your Data Privacy expert if you do not normally deal with these requests.

Yours faithfully